An office should be a place of productivity as the team works towards a common goal. When the lighting in such spaces is wrong, it can have a negative impact and hurt your business. With the growing popularity of automation covering almost all facets of life, lighting is one of the most common ways to add some automation while making the day a little smoother. Here are a few benefits of automatic lights in office workspaces worth noting.
1. Helps with utility costs
One of the biggest and most obvious benefits of automatic lights in office workspaces is the utility saving potential. When lights are automatic, they are set to come on and shut off again at specific times of the day. This means there will never be an issue of lights being left on overnight when the last to leave the building forgetting to switch the fixtures off. This will help save a lot on monthly utility costs while also helping you to streamline the exact times when illumination is really needed for your location.
2. Makes things easier for employees
No one likes starting their morning in a dark office. With automatic lights, you can make sure your employees have lights already on in the morning for a great start to their day. Automatic lights also give employees one less thing to worry about when leaving at the end of the day. It can also make their day a little easier if the lights are set to occupancy sensors. This is especially ideal for rooms or spaces that aren’t used all day but are still necessary such as conference and meeting rooms. Your employees will appreciate entering the room and the lights automatically coming on rather than fumbling for a switch or control on the wall.
3. Adjust dimmers based on time/activity/area
Aside from the automatic timers and occupancy sensors, dimmers are another form of automatic lighting with unique benefits for offices. Since many offices use screens for presentation and general work tasks, the matter of screen lights competing with artificial light from fixtures is a big concern. With dimmers installed on fixtures, many of which can be set to specific times, you can ensure the screens are the focus for the eyes while the dimmer light stills provide ample visibility and avoid screen time in the dark which can harm eyes. You can even set automatic dimmer timers on fixtures by area, such as conference rooms, or by time of day, such as using dimmer lights which gradually get brighter as the morning progresses to ease employees into the day.
4. Better for the environment
One of the final yet still important benefits of automatic lights in office workspaces is the environmental impact. When you run lights all night or when they are not truly needed, you are pulling natural resources in the form of electricity and the life of the fixture and lamps. When you install timers to automate the lighting to only be on when needed, you can help your business greatly reduce their environmental footprint.